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FBI: Idaho Teen Hatched 'Truly Horrific' Pro-ISIS Plot

Alexander Mercurio charged with planning attack on local churches

(Newser) - An 18-year-old planned to storm at least one church in Idaho, "killing as many people as possible" in the name of the Islamic State, according to authorities, who say they intervened to stop him just in time. Investigators arrested Alexander Mercurio on Saturday, a day before he intended to...

US Warning of Crocus Attack Named the Very Hall: Officials

Russia's response suggests it didn't take the caution seriously

(Newser) - More questions are being raised about Russia's response to its worst terrorist attack in decades as US officials now say they not only warned Russia of a possible attack in advance, but named the very concert venue. Hours after Sergei Naryshkin, director of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (FSB),...

Report: US Wasn't Only Nation to Warn Russia of Attack

Ally Iran alerted Russia days before, citing intel from interrogations, Reuters reports

(Newser) - If a warning from the US didn't get the attention of Russian security officials ahead of last month's horrifying terrorist attack in Moscow, a direct warning from Iran ought to have done. According to Reuters , Iran warned Russia of a possible "terrorist operation" in Russian territory after...

US Embassy Warns of 'Imminent' Moscow Attack

Alert came hours after Russia's FSB claimed to have foiled attack on synagogue

(Newser) - The US Embassy in Russia warned of an "imminent" attack in Moscow on Thursday, hours after Russia's intelligence agency claimed to have thwarted an attempted attack on a synagogue in the capital.
  • The warning: "The Embassy is monitoring reports that extremists have imminent plans to target large

Iran: 'Terroristic' Attack at Tribute Event Kills Dozens

More than 170 were also injured after explosions at event for general slain by US 4 years ago

(Newser) - Explosions at an event honoring a prominent Iranian general slain in a US airstrike in 2020 have killed at least 73 people and wounded more than 170 others, state-run media in Iran reported Wednesday. A senior official called the blasts a "terroristic" attack, without elaborating on who could be...

Cops: Deadly Crash in Upstate NY May Have Been Terrorism

2 dead, 5 injured after collision outside Kodak Center in Rochester after NYE concert

(Newser) - Two are dead and multiple people are injured after an early Monday car crash outside the Kodak Center in Rochester, New York—and authorities are now looking into the incident as possible terrorism, reports ABC News . Per the AP , police officers were helping to direct traffic outside the venue after...

Brussels Terror Suspect Dead, Should've Been Deported

45-year-old man, shot dead by police, was denied asylum in 2019

(Newser) - Police in Belgium on Tuesday shot dead a suspected Tunisian extremist accused of killing two Swedish soccer fans in a brazen shooting on a Brussels street before disappearing into the night, per the AP . Hours after a manhunt began in the Belgian capital, Interior Minister Annelies Verlinden posted on X,...

2 Swedes Killed in Suspected Terror Attack in Brussels

Gunman is still at large

(Newser) - Two Swedes were shot dead in central Brussels Monday in what authorities say is being investigated as a terror attack. The suspect is still at large and the Belgian capital has raised its terror alert to the highest level, the BBC reports. In a video posted on social media, a...

30 Years Ago Came the 'Powder Keg' for 9/11

Sunday is the anniversary of the first World Trade Center terrorist attack

(Newser) - Lolita Jackson was at her 72nd-floor desk in the World Trade Center, feeling like she worked at the top of the world. Then came the boom, and smoke started curling in from an elevator shaft. Unsure what was happening, she joined thousands of other office workers on a harrowing trek...

Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in Bike Path Killings

Same Manhattan jurors will decide whether to sentence Sayfullo Saipov to death

(Newser) - A federal jury in Manhattan on Thursday found a 34-year-old man guilty of murder in the deaths of eight people who were run down on a bike path along the Hudson River by a pickup in 2017, making Sayfullo Saipov eligible for the death penalty. Whether he receives the death...

Sexton Killed, Priest Injured in Church Machete Attack

Spanish authorities are investigating possible terror link

(Newser) - A machete-wielding man killed a sexton and injured a priest in attacks at two churches in the city of Algeciras on Wednesday before being arrested, Spain’s interior ministry said, in what authorities are investigating as a possible act of terrorism. The suspect was arrested in the southern city and...

Germany Finally Reaches Deal With Families of Olympic Massacre Victims

11 Israelis were killed in 1972 Munich attack

(Newser) - Some 50 years after 11 Olympic athletes from Israel were killed in what became known as the Munich massacre, the German government has reached a deal with their families. Israeli President Isaac Herzog and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier announced the agreement Wednesday, days ahead of a commemoration of the Sept....

Troops Fight al-Shabab at Hotel
Militant Attack on Hotel Kills 20

Militant Attack on Hotel Kills 20

Troops fight al-Shabab militants in Mogadishu gunbattle

(Newser) - Islamic militants have stormed a hotel in Somalia's capital, engaging in an hours-long exchange of fire with the security forces that left at least 20 people dead, according to police and witnesses. In addition, at least 40 people were wounded in the late Friday night attack, and security forces...

Man Acquitted in 1985 Air India Bombing Is Shot Dead

Police in Canada believe attack on Ripudaman Singh Malik was targeted

(Newser) - A man acquitted in a terrorist bombing that killed 329 people aboard an Air India flight in 1985 was slain Thursday in a possible targeted shooting, Canadian authorities say. Officials said the victim was Ripudaman Singh Malik, who with co-defendant Ajaib Singh Bagri was found not guilty in March 2005...

Cabbie in UK Bombing Being Praised as Hero

Liverpool mayor says David Perry, who survived, locked vehicle's doors on bomber

(Newser) - The UK has raised its terror level threat after Sunday's explosion in Liverpool as authorities work to suss out what happened. Authorities say one person—the bomber—was killed when an explosive device detonated in a taxi cab outside the city's Women's Hospital, reports the Guardian . One...

32 Years Later, New Charges to Come in Lockerbie Attack

Abu Agila Mohammad Masud is the suspected bombmaker

(Newser) - New charges are expected to be unsealed in coming days in connection to the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, the New York Times reports. US prosecutors are expected to seek the extradition of Abu Agila Mohammad Masud, a Libyan suspected of making the explosive that...

Widow, 13 Others Guilty in Charlie Hebdo Attack

Paris terror trial lasted 3 months

(Newser) - The fugitive widow of an Islamic State gunman and a man described as his logistician on Wednesday were convicted of terrorism charges in the trial of 14 people linked to the January 2015 attacks in Paris against the satirical Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a kosher supermarket. The Jan. 7-9, 2015...

2 Dead, 15 Wounded in 'Despicable' Vienna Attack

Gunmen opened fire on people having their last night out before lockdown

(Newser) - Gunmen opened fire on people enjoying a last evening out in Vienna before a coronavirus lockdown Monday in what authorities said was a terror attack that left at least two dead—including one of the assailants—and 15 wounded. "We are victims of a despicable terror attack in the...

Man Who Used Narwhal Tusk to Stop Attack Granted Pardon

British man's murder sentence will end 10 months early

(Newser) - It's extremely rare for a murderer to win a pardon in Britain. It's even rarer for a narwhal tusk to be involved. Steven Gallant, a 42-year-old inmate who used the tusk to confront a knife-wielding man who had stabbed two people to death in London last year, has...

Mom of San Bernardino Terrorist to Plead Guilty

Rafia Shareef expected to admit she shredded a map on the day of the 2015 attack

(Newser) - On the same day she told family members that she believed her son was responsible for the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., Rafia Sultana Shareef came across a map at the home she shared with Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, who would be shot dead within...

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